2020 Releases Im Excited For

Whew! 2019 is almost over! I cannot believe that this is the end of a decade! I’m excited for whatever 2020 will bring and that definitely includes some of the amazing releases we’re getting. Note that this is not all of the books I’m excited for as there are many, but these are just the few that I can remember and that I found online.

Woven in Moonlight

Author: Isabel Ibañez 
Release Date: January 7th

A lush tapestry of magic, romance, and revolución, drawing inspiration from Bolivian politics and history.

I’m always happy to read more latinx books, and this one sounds wonderful. This cover is also gorgeous!

A long petal of the sea

Author: Isabel Allende
Release Date: January 21st

From the New York Times bestselling author of The House of the Spirits comes an epic novel spanning decades and crossing continents, following two young people as they flee the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War in search of a new place to call home.

I’ve been super interested in all book that take place during or after the Spanish Civil War. The Francoist regime and it’s tribulations is such an interesting and little talked about time in history. Not to mention that Isabel Allende is world renowned and I have loved some of her previous works

the stars we steal

Author: Alexa Donne
Release Date: February 4th

Engagement season is in the air. Eighteen-year-old Princess Leonie “Leo” Kolburg, heir to a faded European spaceship, only has one thing on her mind: which lucky bachelor can save her family from financial ruin?

But when Leo’s childhood friend and first love Elliot returns as the captain of a successful whiskey ship, everything changes. He seems determined to make Leo’s life miserable. As Leo navigates the glittering balls of the Valg Season, she finds herself falling for her first love in a game of love, lies, and past regrets.

The Sound of Stars

Author: Alechia Dow
Release Date: February 25th

Can a girl who risks her life for books and an alien who loves forbidden pop music work together to save humanity? This road trip is truly out of this world! 

Aliens take over Earth and ban all forms of art, books and creative expression.
MoRr1s, who was born in a lab was raised to be emotionless, but he finds the main characters illegal library. The trouble is, he finds himself drawn to music, and in desperate need of more.

House of Earth and Blood

Author: Sarah J. Maas
Release Date: March 3rd

House of Earth and Blood: the story of half-Fae and half-human Bryce Quinlan as she seeks revenge in a contemporary fantasy world of magic, danger, and searing romance.

This is Sarah J. Maas’ new series. It’s supposed to be adult, and I’m excited to see what she does with a new story and new characters.

It has angels and demons which is not something that has ever really called to me, but I’m interested to see what Sarah does with a new setting and time period, at least compared to her previous books.

Saving savannah

Author: Tonya Bolden
Release Date: March 3rd

This is about an African American girl from an upper class family in America. This takes place in the early 1900s.

Savannah feels suffocated by the structure of society, until she meets a working-class girl named Nell who introduces her to suffragette and socialist movements which inspires her to fight for change.

The Electric Heir

Author: Victoria Lee
Release Date: March 17th

Since this is a sequel, I’m not going to go in to details on what this one is about but the first book in this series is about magic, immigrant and refugee rights and the fight for equality.

I just read The Fever King (which is the first in this duology) and loved it. I NEED his book. Read my review of TFK here.

Girl, serpent, thorn

Author: Melissa Bashardoust
Release Date: May 12th

A captivating and utterly original fairy tale about a girl cursed to be poisonous to the touch, and who discovers what power might lie in such a curse…

This is about a girl who is poisonous to the touch and the cover is just gorgeous!

The Doors of Stone

Author: Patrick Rothfuss
Release Date: August 20th (???)

So this book has not gotten an official release date from the author, but this is the date listed on both Amazon and Book Depository. I’m definitely hoping that it does get released, but honestly? I don’t think it will. Here is to hoping!

Stormlight Archive Book 4

Author: Brandon Sanderson
Release Date: November 17th

I haven’t even read any of the other Stormlight Archive books, but you better believe that this is on my most anticipated 2020 releases list, as every Sanderson book will ever be.

What are some of the books that you are excited for? Are any of the books on my list on yours? That being said, I hope you guys are excited for all the new amazing books that are going to be released.

What are you doing for New Years tomorrow?

Talk to me in the comments below!


Future Friday: 5 Future Releases I need -now-

Darkdawn-Jay Kristoff

Release Date: September 3rd, 2019

I’ve been reading the other books in this series and am already so excited for this release. This is going to be the continuation of Mia’s story from Nevernight (read my review for Nevernight here). She’s a female assassin who gets the opportunity to study at the Red Church which is a school for assassins. Since this is the third book in the series I’m not going to go into more detail than that. This comes out on September 3rd and I am already itching to have this in my hands.

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The Fountains of Silence- Ruta Sepetys

Release Date: October 1st, 2019

This is a historical fiction novel that takes place in Madrid in the year 1957, under the fascist dictatorship of General Francisco Franco. Those who visit Spain in this time are unaware of this. Daniel Matheson, the son of a Texas oil tycoon visits to connect with the country of his mothers birth through the lens of a camera. He is introduced to Ana whose family helps reveal the lingering grasp of the Spanish Civil War. His photographs leave him with questions, and they reveal a dark side to the sunny Spanish city.

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Ninth House- Leigh Bardugo

Release Date: October 8th, 2019

Leigh Bardugo has become an auto-buy author for me at this point. This is a book about a young woman named Galaxy “Alex” Stern, who was accepted into the freshman class of Yale. She led a tumultuous early life, shady drug dealer boyfriends, dead-end jobs etc. By the age of 20, she was the sole survivor of a horrific, unsolved multiple homicide. When she is offered a full ride to one of the world’s most elite university, she takes it. Having doubts as to why she was given this opportunity, she arrives in New Haven with a task from her mysterious benefactors: monitor the activities of Yale’s secret societies. I’m curious to see what Leigh Bardugo can do outside of her Grishaverse universe. This comes out October 8th and I can’t wait to get my hands on it.

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The Starless Sea- Erin Morgenstern

Release Date: November 5th, 2019

Zachary Ezra Rawlins discovers a mysterious book hidden in the stacks. As he turns the pages, he is entranced by tales of lovelorn prisoners, key collectors and nameless acolytes when he comes across a story from his own childhood. As he attempts to make sense of this he comes across clues -a bee, a key, and a sword- that lead him to a masquerade party in New York, a secret club, and through a doorway to an ancient library that is hidden far below the Earth’s surface. He finds a curious place, a buried home for books that is so much more than meets the eye. This place is a place of lost cities and seas etc. With Maribel, a protector of the place and Dorian, a man with shifting alliances, Zachary the tunnels to discover his purpose- both in the book and in his own life.

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Crescent City- Sarah J. Maas

Release Date: March 3rd, 2020

Bryce Quinlan, a half-fae, half human loves her life in Lunathion-or Crescent City- until it comes crumbling down when a ruthless murder shakes the foundations of the city and her life. Some time passes, her job is dead end and she seeks only oblivion in notorious night clubs. Except until the murderer strikes again, and Bryce finds herself dragged into the investigation. She is paired with a Fallen angel whose past haunts him. Okay, so I know Sarah J. Maas is very controversial in the book community. You either love her or you hate her. I was a little disappointed with her last few previous works, but I’m curious about what Maas is going to do with a book labeled “Adult” I might wait a little on this one to see some reviews first.

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What are some books that are you really excited for? I hope you have a wonderful rest of you day, and have a great weekend, and as always remember to keep reading!